Turkish police on Monday detained four Iraqis suspected of planning an attack on the US embassy in Ankara, media reported.
The Turkish government on Sunday strongly defended a plan to let state-approved clerics conduct marriage ceremonies, rejecting fierce criticism that this would undermine the modern republic's secular foundations.
Courts in Turkey have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest ahead of trial on charges of links to a group run by US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen who is blamed for the 15 July coup, the justice minister said on Wednesday.
Turkey has issued a decree that will pave the way for the conditional release of some 38,000 prisoners in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for coup plotters.
In the wake of the coup attempt, an anti-coup stance has become a unifying force for different political factions in Turkey.
The Turkish-US relations could be affected if Washington does not extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen whom Ankara accuses of being behind the 15 July coup attempt, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.
The ban, whose roots date back almost 90 years to the early days of the Turkish Republic, has kept many women from joining the public work force, but secularists see its abolition as evidence of the government pushing an Islamic agenda.